I made this "Be Happy" card for a swap I participated in a few months ago. My required paper was "Brushed" from Close to My Heart. (Several of the "Brushed" cards I've previously posted were part of a swap too.) It is such a fun, colorful paper to work with.
I was also required to use the newest Cricut collection sold by CTMH, "Artfully Sent". All of Close to My Heart's Cricut collections are wonderful. Each cartridge has approximately 700 images included. That's crazy good!
"Artfully Sent" is a cartridge more focused on card making. There are so many fancy cut cards, pop-up cards, just about everything you could ask for.
This card is a little larger than the cards I normally make. It's a 5x7 size, which is fun for a change. The White Daisy cardstock piece on the front of my card was cut with the Cricut cartridge. I just added some pieces of the different papers from Brushed under each letter. The yellow chevron pattern in the "P" came from the Paper Fundamentals - Whimsy paper pack (another great pack to have on hand).
I layered this on Pixie pink cardstock that I embossed with our Dot Embossing Folder. I also used three of the pennant stickers from the Brushed Compliments, popped them up and added a string of Pixie Extra Thick Twine to make it seem like they're hanging across the corner of the card. The word "be" was stamped in Pixie ink using the "Handwritten Print" stamp set. And lastly, I added little White Enamel Stars on three of the letters in lieu of a hole.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will "be Happy" today.
Stamps: Handwritten Print
Inks: PixieTools: Artfully Sent Cricut Collection, Dot Embossing Folder